As a NY estate lawyer with more than two decades of experience I always advise my clients on the importance of setting up a NY estate plan.  Setting up that NY estate plan almost always begins with the drafting and execution of a NY attorney drafted will.  Whether they have a net worth of $100,000 dollars or

Have you received a letter from an “heir finder” or “heir hunter” company seeking to collect money on your behalf?  Does it sound too good to be true?  Did the heir finder letter cryptically offer you their services to collect money from a distant relative’s NY estate on your behalf as an heir without offering any specifics? Did

When John Singleton arrived onto a Hollywood set in 1991 with his groundbreaking film Boyz n the Hood the twenty-five year old director instantly rose to the top of every movie studios choice for new projects.  Nominated for Best Director for the film by the Academy Awards, Singleton’s edgy, blockbuster movie about several young African American

As a NY estate lawyer with more than two decades drafting, probating and contesting NY wills for New Yorkers I know exactly how important it is to make a properly drafted and executed NY will the benchmark of any NY estate plan.  However, it is shocking to know that 63% of Americans, 220,000,000 million, of us

What is a NY kinship estate? Estate of Eugene Brown As a Queens NY estate lawyer with more than two decades of estate litigation experience, no cases to me are as fascinating  as NY kinship estate matters.  These NY kinship estate cases have all the elements of a juicy mystery novel for Queens estate lawyers handling these complex

As a NYC estate lawyer with more than two decades of experience litigating NY kinship estate cases I have come to realize no two NY kinship estates are alike.  Pursuant to NY estate law a NY kinship estate occurs when someone passes away without a will, also known as intestacy, and without any known surviving relatives

As a NY kinship lawyer with two decades of NY estate law experience I can tell you kinship cases are some of the most complicated estate cases.  In NY and most other jurisdictions, whenever someone passes away without both a will or immediate next of kin, the estate becomes a kinship case. Normally, the NY kinship estate

As a NY Estate litigation lawyer with two decades of experience contesting NY estates I can tell you no two NY will contests are alike. One root cause that can guarantee a NY will contest of your NY estate is the disinheritance of children.  While true that the NY estate law does allow a testator, one who

As a NYC estate lawyer with two decades of experience contesting fraudulent wills I get this question quite often.  Can I contest this NY will?  And on occasion as NY estate lawyers we even get the more complicated question of can an adopted child contest their parent’s NY estate?  Just to be clear in NY and most

As a NYC will contest lawyer with two decades of experience fighting these contentious cases I can tell you two things about NY will contests.  NY will contests are some of the most challenging cases any NY attorney will ever handle and also the most emotionally charged.  It has been said that nothing brings a